Many professionals have every good intention of helping rid homes and commercial buildings of mold infestations, but they may not be equipped to remediate and abate them permanently. The complications continue to increase with the addition of red tape from various agencies, legislation, and insurance carriers who do not have access to reliable resources and current information.
Certified Mold Specialists are dedicated to keeping informed about reputable products, resources, and methods for mold abatement/remediation. Environment-friendly products are also available that are rather effective. Often, these products can be applied relatively without hassle to deal with most mold and mildew infestations. Because the products are environmentally friendly, there is no need to worry about your family members or pets suffering from fumes.
Because mold is often undetected until its advanced stages, it can be an advantage to seek testing from a certified inspector or expert. These professionals are equipped to handle these types of problems and keep current with new procedures, products, and regulations.
From the outset, a certified mold specialist should clearly communicate their policy for dealing with mold throughout the entire process. It is a good idea to get a written copy of their policies before hiring their services. Ask specifically about the following issues:
- Mold Testing/Mold Inspection
- Mold Identification
- Mold Abatement/Remediation/Correction
- Customer Maintenance Responsibilities.
Health concerns from mold are well-publicized. It is important to take immediate measures at the first sign of concern. Two elements of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) are humidity and temperature.
When moisture is present at the ideal temperature in combination with the proper amounts of oxygen and food, mold begins growing. Home environments are filled with virtually an infinite supply of food sources: dust and dirt, drywall, and even wallpaper paste are just a few food source examples. Once a growth is suspected, it is often too late to take preventive measures. Time is of the essence to ensure your good health.